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learning and development

Dan Klein, Stanford - Improvisation and Business
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Dan Klein, Stanford - Improvisation and Business

Kelly talks professor Dan Klein who teaches and uses improvisation as part of his classes…

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Bob Johansen, “The New Leadership Literacies”
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Bob Johansen, “The New Leadership Literacies”

Kelly welcomes Bob Johansen back to the show to talk about his new…

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Julie Wilson, Institute for the Future of Learning - Failing Forward
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Julie Wilson, Institute for the Future of Learning - Failing Forward

Kelly gets schooled by Julie Wilson, the Founder and Executive Director of the…

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Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness - Peak Performance
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Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness - Peak Performance

Kelly talks to the authors of “Peak Performance,” Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness,…

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George Anders, “You Can Do Anything” - The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education
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George Anders, “You Can Do Anything” - The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education

Kelly talks to Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times Bestselling author George…

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The Cross-Armed Crowd
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The Cross-Armed Crowd

We judge ourselves by our intentions, we judge other people by their actions. Good intentions…

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The Secret Society of Happy People - At Work?
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The Secret Society of Happy People - At Work?

It is widely understood that happiness in the workplace is one of the keys to…

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Lisa Bodell, Future Think - Why Simple Wins
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Lisa Bodell, Future Think - Why Simple Wins

Kelly connects with the CEO of Futurethink and author of “Why Simple Wins,”…

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Looking Inward and Reaching Outward
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Looking Inward and Reaching Outward

It’s so easy to say, “if I only had the time,” - but I DO…

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The Role of Laughter & Humor in the Workplace
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The Role of Laughter & Humor in the Workplace

When we use humor we convey our ability to be vulnerable, individual, and authentic.

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What’s The Best Way to Collaborate and Connect With Team Members? Throw a Pizza Party, and Here’s Why…
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What’s The Best Way to Collaborate and Connect With Team Members? Throw a Pizza Party, and Here’s Why…

By  TJ Medel – Second City Works Facilitator Let’s be real for a minute. It’s…

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Brené Brown, Rising Strong and Yes, And
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Brené Brown, Rising Strong and Yes, And

Kelly connects with Brené Brown to talk about her latest book “Rising Strong”…

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Judgement-less Creativity
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Judgement-less Creativity

The spirit of play develops social adaptability, ethics, mental and emotional control, and imagination.

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Peter McGraw, University of Colorado, Boulder - The Humor Code
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Peter McGraw, University of Colorado, Boulder - The Humor Code

Kelly talks comedy and humor with Dr. Peter McGraw, a professor with an…

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Cultivating Success
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Cultivating Success

Silos may, by necessity stand separately, but they must work fluidly together to attain organizational…

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Emma Seppala, Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence - The Happiness Track
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Emma Seppala, Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence - The Happiness Track

Kelly talks to scholar and author Emma Seppala about the connection between happiness…

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The Cathedral of Ensemble
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The Cathedral of Ensemble

Building great teams isn’t rocket science, but when great teams fall apart you can usually…

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There ARE Dumb Questions...and They Are Important.
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There ARE Dumb Questions...and They Are Important.

When someone asks any question at all - especially a "dumb" one - they are…

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Scott Curran, Beyond Advisers - Bill Clinton, Big Law and Purpose
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Scott Curran, Beyond Advisers - Bill Clinton, Big Law and Purpose

Kelly talks with former Clinton Foundation General Counsel Scott Curran about social impact…

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Learn to be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
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Learn to be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Improvisors practice to work through the fear of the unknown and to embrace the possibility…

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Baby in the Boardroom
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Baby in the Boardroom

I write this allegory to comment on what I see when I enter into your…

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Getting Your Business Ready for a Whole New World
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Getting Your Business Ready for a Whole New World

In this uncertain climate, strong and forward thinking leadership will be more vital than ever…

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Casting Talent at The Second City
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Casting Talent at The Second City

If you want to attract the best talent, you can’t just be focused on “your”…

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The Gamification of Self-Regulation or Pokemon Go
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The Gamification of Self-Regulation or Pokemon Go

Self-regulation is the ability to respond to the ongoing demands of life’s experiences with a…

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Am I a Bad Boss? Seriously, Am I?
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Am I a Bad Boss? Seriously, Am I?

It's incredibly easy to judge our boss, company leaders, and everyone else for not living…

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Take the F****ing Note: Performance Feedback
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Take the F****ing Note: Performance Feedback

Giving and receiving effective and useful feedback is a rare and wonderful thing. But it…

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Creativity Is Not Magic
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Creativity Is Not Magic

All of us have bouts of creativity just as we all experience lulls of inertia.

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If You've Got It, Flaunt It: Lessons from Joe Maddon
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If You've Got It, Flaunt It: Lessons from Joe Maddon

Want to lead a confident team? Lose the rules that don’t make sense, and be…

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Getting Unstuck
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Getting Unstuck

The vast majority of individuals work to earn. Their jobs don’t inspire or ignite them;…

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The Last Mile? Try Starting in the Middle
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The Last Mile? Try Starting in the Middle

In improvisation, “start in the middle” is a suggestion that you begin in action, with…

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Framing Your Hate Mail - Part One
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Framing Your Hate Mail - Part One

Great work emerges from very messy places - filled with painful rhymes, incoherent sub-plots and…

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The Desperate Need for Authenticity
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The Desperate Need for Authenticity

Real authenticity has become so rare that we feel compelled to point it out and…

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Why Improvisation?
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Why Improvisation?

Why is improvisation important? Because we are a culture increasingly tied to screens, where the…

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The Power of “And.”
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The Power of “And.”

Focusing on “and” rather than “but,” we are making our brains recognize duality. It is…

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The Freedom to Fail
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The Freedom to Fail

The failures, the mistakes, the losses - they are all part of cartography for the…

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The Room Where It Happens
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The Room Where It Happens

I think most of us want to be in the room where it happens. Which…

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What David Bowie Teaches Us About Originality
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What David Bowie Teaches Us About Originality

Originality requires failure and an individual’s resilience to not allow that failure to squash future…

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Adam McKay: Leading Like an Improviser
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Adam McKay: Leading Like an Improviser

Leading by following. It’s a concept that is core to improvisation. The idea is that…

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Diversity: All of Us are Better than One of Us
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Diversity: All of Us are Better than One of Us

“All of us are better than one of us.” Sales teams will only benefit if…

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